Comment posted Council candidates, election battlegrounds and serious choices to be made by newsroom.
We’d be happy for chapter and verse on this if there is something we cannot have known about – but to the best of our knowledge – including what we ourselves heard Councillor Robertson say to campaigners before council meetings – we have not known of her promising to support anything.
All we individually heard her say, on various occasion, was that she would make up her mind on the issues.
This does not excuse her for failing to acquaint herself properly with the the available and published hard factual evidence on those very issues – which none of her administration colleagues bothered to do either.
In fairness though, we are not aware of her reneging on any promises given.
newsroom also commented
- Three relevant articles of ours on this issue at the time are:
2 December 2010:school Closures: Dance macabre with Parklands ( http://forargyll.com/2010/12/school-closures-dance-macabre-with-parklands/ )
3 December 2010: “Parents at Parklands… have unanimously embraced the opportunity for consultation” ? ( http://forargyll.com/2010/12/parents-at-parklands-have-unanimously-embraced-the-opportunity-for-consultation/ )
14 December 2010: Councillor Robb carries the fight for Parklands – an inexplicable inclusion on the school closures list ( http://forargyll.com/2010/12/councillor-robb-carries-the-fight-for-parklands-a-shaming-inclusion-on-the-school-closures-list/ )
- See response to Integrity below, which helps to explain.
What we are saying here is that we believe that Councillor Robertson has strong electoral support.
We do not respect any councillor who votes without making themselves aware of the facts – and that means independent research and questioning – not simply accepting ‘facts’ provided by council officers (and Cleland Sneddon’s information has been shown on multiple occasions to be ‘unreliable’) or by administration leaders.
Recent comments by newsroom
- Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 29th June 2015
This isn’t discriminatory, Stuart.
Police Scotland Lochgilphead is very well organised and sends us their police reports for Mid-Argyll every week – so this wouldn’t include any of the other areas where, as you suggest, there is indeed plenty going on.
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They are, aren’t they.
Was the smell from the canal?
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Yes. it was 19.00 to 20.30 at Livingstone’s in John Street in Dunoon – but this may have been an invitation and press launch.
Last night’s was the event the above article was born from.
Pity you missed the launch – but from a quick preliminary scan, the book seems well worth reading.
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We assume it would help you too if you were informed in advance?
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The council will have to retain all current arrangements to insure and secure the Castle Toward property until the point of exchange of contracts; so the £22,250 monthly fees will continue to apply until that point is reached – with whoever buys it.
Your scenario on grant applications, which would include the enterprise bodies, has to be the reality of the situation and these processes are not quick.
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